The all-American chronicle of radio legend Carol Miller, from her rise to success in a male dominated world, to the rockstars she's know along the way, to, for the first time, the private story of her quietly waged battle with a deadly disease.
As one of the nation's top radio DJs, Carol Miller introduced the music of Bruce Springsteen to the New York airwaves, was on a first-name basis with Sir Paul McCartney, dated Steven Tyler, and has been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her on-air approach and singular voice have influenced the sound of rock radio for more than four decades, and her satellite and syndicated Get the Led Out programs are heard nationwide.
In Up All Night, Carol spins the entertaining, moving, and revealing story of her life and times in rock radio and beyond. A nice Jewish girl from Queens, Carol was supposed to be a doctor or, at the very least, a lawyer. But hearing a doo-wop trio in the alley under her window changed the direction of her life forever: she fell in love with popular music.
As the tumult and excitement of the sixties rocked colleges across America, Carol—a biology major at the University of Pennsylvania—became an underground rock DJ at the campus radio station. Radio jobs in Philadelphia and New York City quickly followed, and Carol rose to the top of the profession. But even as she enjoyed a professional and personal life imbued with rock and roll glamour, Carol harbored guilt, disappointment, and alienation, believing she'd failed her traditional, intellectual Jewish parents and often feeling like an outsider in the very culture she had helped to create. The specter of an unnamed illness that had claimed many of her relatives' lives hung over hers as well, and she too would face a monumental challenge when diagnosed with breast and uterine cancer. Told in the distinctive voice that has charmed millions of listeners for decades, Up All Night is a frank, funny, and inspiring memoir. Offering snapshots of the rarefied world of pop music and the shifting social history of our times, it is as much a cultural chronicle as it is one woman's candid and moving story.
Great for someone my age who grew up listening to Carol Miller in the 1970's and 1980's.Published 1 month ago by BoGo
very interesting , especially for anyone that ever fantasized what it would be like to be a DJ , even more a female DJPublished 2 months ago by DJ Wannabee
Great stories from 1970s and 1980s New York City rock radio scene.Published 5 months ago by JimRamsey
I skipped most of this book. I expected more about her career in radio and experiences in the music industry. Not particularly insightful but an OK read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by PJ
Have you ever loved some silly little piece of music or some band that you would do anything to be near it? Naw, not Cameron Crowe, but Carol Miller.Published 8 months ago by J. P. Kwilinski
Been a fan of Carol Miller for many many years and I still listen to her.... Strong woman who fought her way to the top...Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
terrific stories for those of you who grew up listening to wnew and wplj. Still one of the best di's around. Great book.Published 11 months ago by kenman40
Carol Miller had a lot of hefty choices to make in her lifetime. The fact that she became a DJ during Rock's coming of Age isn't even the best of them, but it's certainly... Read morePublished 12 months ago by mkthoughts
I never knew Carol Miller before this book. I listened to the same music and her life story intersected with music I like. I read the whole book and I don't suffer bad writing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Carman